Abstract:ABSTRACT: Over half of spacecraft system anomalies attributed to interactions with the natural space environment including - electron upsets, damage to components, power system debilities, and complete satellite failures - are attributed to spacecraft charging. While measurements of electron… more
Abstract:This SBIR Phase I project will investigate the possibility of using a network of low-cost, battery-powered radio frequency (RF) transceivers to detect,
localize and track the movements of people illegally trying to enter the US borders through wooded areas. The system uses radio tomography (RT), i.e… more
Abstract:The innovation of this SBIR Phase II project is the development and commercialization of a low-cost through-building surveillance product for police and SWAT teams that locates and tracks people across an entire building using a network of wireless sensors deployed around the outside of the building… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a revolutionary new sensor for aging-in-place and assisted living which uses a network of radio frequency (RF) transceivers as a sensor in a home to track a person?s location and detect falls. The sensor is contact-free, i.e… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project creates a drug-screening platform for discovery of new antiparasitic drugs. Resistance to current drug treatments is on the rise. New antiparasitic drugs under development are mostly focused on neurotransmission targets, yet a new target… more
Abstract:The innovation combines mobile technologies becoming more widely used in schools, an evidence-based beginning reading program with a long history of R & D and widespread use in many settings, ongoing student progress monitoring and assessment with results and instructional recommendations… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of a novel device for rehabilitation in the home environment, by using wireless instrumentation and smartphone technology forfeedback to amputees about their real-time… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will advance the technology research and development necessary to bring wireless instrumentation and smartphone technology used for feedback to lower-limb amputees about their real-time performance, for rehabilitation in situ. The… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Meningitis and encephalitis are inflammatory, often infectious, processes of the central nervous system that can result in significant morbidity and mortality. Prompt, appropriate therapy is crucial, but determining theinfectious etiology can be difficult and… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Microscopic analysis of tissue mounted on glass slides is commonly used to study cancer, non-neoplastic entities such as heart disease and diabetes, and normal cell function. Researchers utilize micro and macro tissue dissection techniques in order to recover… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project assesses the feasibility of using a novel synergistic drug-polymer ocular film product based on a modified biopolymer hydrogel to deliver antibiotics directly, locally and continuously to the ocular surface over an extended weekly period. This… more
Abstract:Energy storage devices in many aerospace applications are facing unique challenges. Most of such applications, including remote surveillance, satellites, reusable launch vehicles, etc. depend on high-performance, highly specialized batteries. NASA desires high specific energy batteries that are safe… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project describes development of a manufacturing method for production of large-scale, consistently high-quality and low-cost semiconductor nanocrystals, such as quantum dots. The unique size- and shape-related properties of these materials make them… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Program (SBIR) Phase I project commercializes a technology that reduces the energy consumption in digital electronics on average by a factor of three. The solution applies across the complete semiconductor marketplace. The power advantages are derived based on… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses this problem: with the explosion of data and apps, it is ever harder to find information in context. How can information be found if it was lost or not captured in the first place? The proposed solution enables to 'capture… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a new and improved sensor material to detect the vapors of peroxide-based homemade explosives. The Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense have identified peroxide-based homemade explosive detection as a top… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In the last two decades though the field of neuroprosthetics has gained tremendous momentum through the development of novel architectures for neural interfaces, however, till date there is no device which can be nomenclatured as the gold standard in the field.… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In order to successfully use microelectrode arrays for stimulation in chronic implantation, the neural electrode must have longevity and efficacy. Efficacy of stimulation primarily means injecting enough charge to the targeted tissue to elicit action potentials.… more
Abstract:This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Project aims to optimize and test prototypes of continuous, multi-analyte sensors based on stimuli-responsive hydrogels. The proposed sensor array will be capable of monitoring multiple biomarkers relevant to several common human diseases such… more
Abstract:Espira has developed a Biohazard Water Analyzer (BWA) for field-based rapid pathogen detection. BWA employs advanced technologies including microfluidic sample preparation for nucleotide analysis and highly sensitive carbon nanotube-based electrochemical sensing for rapid detection of indicator… more
Abstract:Existing building stock represents a significant opportunity for energy savings through efficiency measures, as it accounts for 41% of US energy use. Advanced control strategies and better systems commissioning offer the least expensive routes to energy savings by utilizing existing building… more
Abstract:Critical to determining the success of an EGS well is the measurement of the flow distribution along the open-hole length of that well. Knowledge of not only the depth but the spacing of intersected fractures is required in order to determine the sweep efficiency of fluids flowing through the… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by APPLICANT): Medical errors are recognized as the cause of numerous deaths, and even if some are difficult to avoid, many are preventable. Computerized physician order-entry systems with decision support have been proposed to reducethis risk of medication errors, but these… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Accurate measurement of core body temperature during surgery as well as in critical care is imperative to a positive outcome and ongoing quality of life for patients. Core temperature management of patients during extended anesthesia such as cardio-pulmonary… more
Abstract:NASA has numerous missions that involve radar and radiometry. In the past, the practice has been to build each system as a one-off program, which makes MMIC design unattractive from a cost perspective. In an era of reduced budgets and the need for higher efficiencies both in R & D cost reduction… more
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